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2014-15 NCAC Swimming & Diving Athletes of the Week

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February 2nd
  Austin Caldwell, Kenyon
(Loveland, OH/Loveland)

Kenyon senior Austin Caldwell was a triple winner in a dual meet victory over OWU in the 50 free (20.67), 100 free (45.25) and as a the anchor swimmer on the 400 free relay (3:05.13), before winning both the 100 free (45.37) and 200 free (1:40.14) in Saturday’s dual meet victory over Wittenberg.

 
  Katie Kaestner, Kenyon
(Anacortes, WA/Anacortes)

Kenyon junior Katie Kaestner swam the breaststroke leg on the winning 400 medley relay (3:59.32) and touched first individually in the 100 free (53.05) against OWU on Friday, before logging victories on Saturday against Wittenberg in the 100 breast (1:06.01), 200 IM (2:08.15) and as a member of the winning 200 medley relay (1:47.77). 
January 26th
  Jack Lindell, Denison
(Edina, MN/Edina)

Denison sophomore Jack Lindell earns his second Athlete of the Week citation of the season after leading the Big Red to a 174-95 victory over Carnegie Mellon on Saturday. Lindell logged individual victories in the 100 back (51.67), 200 back (1:51.57) and 400 IM (4:02.34), to go along with swimming the backstroke leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:32.79). 
  Angela Newlon, DePauw
(O’Fallon, IL/O’Fallon Twp.)

DePauw sophomore Angela Newlon was a triple winner in leading the Tigers to a double-dual meet split on Saturday in Chicago, Illinois. The Tigers topped Trinity (TX), 182-112, and lost against host University of Chicago, 197-103. Newlon reached the wall first in the 200 free (1:55.26), 500 free (5:06.92) and 400 IM (4:39.90). 
January 19th

Jack Belford, Wabash
(Carmel, IN/Carmel)

Wabash junior Jack Belford was a triple winner in leading the Little Giants to a 111-71 victory over Illinois Wesleyan on Friday night. He touched the wall first individually in the 200 IM (1:58.53) and 100 free (49.46), while also swimming the third leg on the winning 200 free relay (1:28.14). 
  Mariah Williamson, Kenyon
(Bothell, WA/Bothell Sr.)

Kenyon junior Mariah Williamson excelled in the distance freestyle events to lead the Ladies to a third-place finish last weekend at the Oakland (MI) Winter Invitational. In an event that featured Division I student-athletes from Oakland (MI) and Cincinnati, Williamson won the 1,000 free (10:17.98) and posted a pair of second-place finishes in the 500 free (4:57.40) and 400 IM (4:31.05).
January 12th
  Brian Maddock, Wooster
(Elyria, OH/Elyria)

Wooster senior Brian Maddock won all four events that he was entered in to lead the Fighting Scots in a 161-121 victory over league-rival Ohio Wesleyan on January 10th. Individually, he touched first in the 100 back (54.24), 200 back (2:02.84) and 400 IM (4:25.14), while also swimming the backstroke leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:38.53). 
  Samma Regan, Oberlin
(Montclair, NJ/Montclair)

Oberlin junior Samma Regan won four individual event titles to lead the Yeowomen to a 217-79 victory over Allegheny on January 10th. Regan logged individual victories in the 100 breast (1:10.79), 200 breast (2:31.47), 50 free (25.50) and 200 IM (2:15.60). 
December 8th
  Jack Lindell, Denison
(Edina, MN/Edina)

Denison sophomore Jack Lindell recorded one event title, four top-three finishes and six NCAA “B” cut times to help the Big Red collect its second-straight title at the Miami (OH) Invitational. Lindell touched first in the 400 IM with a time of 3:52.81, finsihed second in the 200 back (1:47.61) and reached the wall third in the 200 IM (1:49.48). He also logged top-five finishes on two relays, finishing third in the 400 free (3:02.09) and fourth in the 400 medley (3:20.69).
  Carolyn Kane, Denison
(Deephaven, MN/Minnetonka)

Denison sophomore Carolyn Kane  posted eight NCAA “B” cut times and six top-four finishes to lead the Big Red to a fifth-place finish at the Miami (OH) Invitational. Kane was the runner-up in the 100 fly (55.29) and posted a pair of third-place finishes in the 50 free (23.25) and 100 free (50.76). Kane, who accounted for 357 of DU’s 1,456.5 points, also swam a leg on all five Big Red relay teams. 
November 24th
 

Blake Lehmann, DePauw
(Champaign, IL/Central)


DePauw junior Blake Lehmann guided the Tigers to the team championship at Wabash’s Patrick Woehnker Invitational after winning three individual events and swimming legs on a pair of winning relay teams. Lehmann logged individual wins in the 50 free (21.15), 100 fly (51.20) and 100 free (46.48), while also anchoring the winning 200 free relay (1:24.43) and swimming the lead leg on the winning 400 free relay (3:05.56).

  Kirsten Olson, DePauw
(Medina, MN/Wayzata)

DePauw sophomore Kirsten Olson led the Tigers to the team title at Wabash’s Patrick Woehnker Invitational by winning three individual events and swimming legs on three winning relay squads. Olson touched first individually in the 200 IM (2:13.34), 200 free (1:59.55) and 200 back (2:10.24), to go along with relay victories in the 200 free (1:42.10), 800 free (7:55.48) and 400 free (3:38.36).
November 17th
 

Trevor Manz, Kenyon
(Eau Claire, WI/Memorial)


Kenyon sophomore Trevor Manz posted four NCAA “B” cut swims to lead the Lords to a 170-130 victory over league-rival Denison on Saturday. Manz reached the wall first in three individual events with NCAA “B” cut times, including the 100 breast (57.17), 200 breast (2:04.60) and 200 IM (1:52.36). He also swam the breaststroke leg on the winning 200 medley relay that reached the wall first in a time of 1:32.77.

   Mariah Williamson, Kenyon
(Bothell, WA/Bothell Sr.)

Kenyon junior Mariah Williamson was a triple winner in leading the Ladies to a 166-128 victory over league-rival Denison on Saturday. Williamson opened the meet by winning the 1,000 free in 10:15.57 and then went on to win the 200 free in 1:55.52 and the 500 free in an NCAA “B” cut time of 5:00.77.
November 10th
  A.J. Burt, Wittenberg
(Wyoming, OH/Wyoming)

Wittenberg senior A.J. Burt won three separate individual events to lead the Tigers to a pair of victories over Wilmington and Transylvania in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday. Burt reached the wall first in the 500 free (4:58.58), 1,000 free (10:20.14) and the 100 breast (1:00.54).
  Courtney McGovern, Wooster
(Gainesville, FL/Sebastian River)

Wooster sophomore Courtney McGovern continued her standout season by winning all six events (three individual, three relay) that she was entered in last weekend. She kicked off Friday’s competition at Case by swimming the opening backstroke leg on the winning 400 medley relay (4:05.91) and then went on to log individual victories in the 200 free (1:58.55) and 200 back (2:12.45). On Saturday against Hiram and Olivet, she followed with an individual win in the 200 IM (2:16.91) and relay victories in the 200 medley (1:54.20) and 200 free (1:42.27).
November 3rd
 
Jack Belford, Wabash
(Carmel, IN/Carmel)

Wabash junior Jack Belford broke both the school and pool records in the 1,000 free on Friday night to help the Little Giants defeat DePauw, 162-129, in a dual meet for the first time since 2006. Belford won the 1,000 free with a time of 9:43.34, topping the previous school record of 9:51.07 set by Elijah Sanders in 2008 and besting the pool record of 9:43.91 set by Baris Ilhan from the University of Indianapolis.
  Megan Feeney, Allegheny
(Phoenix, AZ/Xavier College Prep)

Allegheny sophomore Megan Feeney logged four total victories to lead the Gators in a 193-92 win over PSU-Behrend on Saturday. Feeney swam the lead leg on the winning 400 free relay (3:54.04) and then went on to win individual titles in the 200 fly (2:18.17), 200 back (2:16.22) and 500 free (5:33.71).
October 27th
  Stephen Stuthers, Wittenberg
(Pittsburgh, PA/Central Catholic)

Wittenberg junior Stephen Stuthers led the Tigers to a 157-142 victory over league-rival Wooster on Saturday by winning the 1,000 free (10:30.35), 500 free (5:01.66) and the 200 IM (2:03.73). 
 

Courtney McGovern, Wooster
(Gainesville, FL/Sebastian River)


Wooster sophomore Courtney McGovern won three individual events to lead the Fighting Scots in a 165-121 victory over Wittenberg on Saturday. McGovern swept the backstroke events with winning times of 1:00.80 in the 100 and 2:15.54 in the 200 to go along with a first-place showing in the 200 IM (2:17.64).

October 20th
 
Austin Caldwell, Kenyon
(Loveland, OH/Loveland)

Kenyon senior Austin Caldwell was the Lords’ top performer at the Kenyon Swimming Relays on Saturday. He swam a leg in five winning relays, including four that set meet records, including the 200 medley (1:32.72), 500 crescendo (4:01.97), 200 butterfly (1:30.91) and 400 IM (3:33.59). He also swam the anchor leg on the mixed gender 200 free relay team that reached the wall first in a time of 1:39.71.
Katie Kaestner, Kenyon
(Anacortes, WA/Anacortes)

Kenyon junior Katie Kaestner swam a leg on five winning relays to lead the Ladies at their own Kenyon Swimming Relays on Saturday. Two of her wins went for meet records in the 200 medley (1:45.65) and 200 breast (2:02.93). She also swam the second leg on the mixed gender 200 free relay team that finished first with a time of 1:39.71.